Standing for beauty balm, BB creams are lighter than foundation, which is designed for max coverage. BB cream offers sheer coverage. BB cream is a makeup product formulated with skin care benefits that include hydration, anti-aging properties, and SPF protection.
BB cream is a hydrating makeup that's ideal for dry skin. It's like a tinted moisturizer, but with added skin care properties like brighteners and mineral SPF. Meanwhile, CC cream has more coverage than BB cream. It's also lighter and more matte, so it's best for oily and acne-prone skin.
You can use a BB cream as part of your daily routine in place of foundation. If your skin tends to be oily, the moisturizer in a BB cream may be enough.